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Shizuoka Vegetables: Shizen No Chikara Garden Party at Aquavite!

Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great and very large washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable to expensive. Top-class Italian wines. Private room for~8 people.
no-smoking-logo1 Non-smoking at counter! Private room can be made non-smoking, too!

Yesterday a party for 23 happy guests was organized by Shizen no Chikara Garden (“The Power of Nature”) at Aquavite with the help of Chef Masaru Aoki/青木勝!

A printed menu had been prepared for everyone for easy comprehension (if you asked for the translation in Italian, anyone would have understood! LOL)

I usually make a point to come a bit early at such parties “to take the temperature”!
The place was used to full capacity on that day!

The preparations started as early as the day before!
Incidentally I was sitting at the middle of the counter away from the crowd!

Real battle in the kitchen!

The Focaccia before being baked!

Out of the oven!

On the plate!

Organic vegetable directly from Shizen No Chikara Garden!

The first appetizer!
Can you guess what these green leaves are?
Green tea!

Second appetizer. Remember that all the vegetables are organic from the same Garden!

Cute little Spring onion!

Aquavite-style Barniacauda!

From another angle!
Such fun and pleasure dipping first-class vegetables into sophisticated dip!

Aiko pearl tomato spaghetti!

Unlike the other guests, I had the pleasure to witness their creation in front of my very eyes!

Involtini: broad beans and ricotta paste-filled Asahi Chicken roll!

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From another angle!

Baked risotto!

The Involtini!

It was such a pleasure to break it up!

Making desserts from vegetables for such a big party is just unpractical, so Chef Aoki came with his own!

Sherbet created with musk melon from Fukuroi City!

Chef Aoki’s (very) special Tiramisu!

A big thanks to chef Aoki for a true pro’s work!

AQUAVITE
Address: 420-0034 Shizuoka Shi, Tokiwa-cho, 1-2-7, Tomii Bldg. 3F
Tel. & fax: 054-2740777
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00 18:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays
Homepage (Japanese)
Credit Cards OK

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